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How Long Does It Take To Feel The Symptoms Of Hiv

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how long is acute in terms of onset symptoms of hiv

I recently had unprotected sex with someone, and although he did not ejaculate in me, i still know that the virus could have been trasmitted. I asked him when the last time he was tested for HIV and he said it had been a few months prior to that...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is highly unlikely that you would experience symptoms that close to infection. Some research indicates that people develop symptoms approximately 2-4 weeks after infection, though it is feasible that someone could develop symptoms before two... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) following primary infection generally occur two to three weeks after initial infection and persist for an additional two to three weeks. However, please note the symptoms... Read more »

How long is it from being born with HIV to when symptoms and AIDS begins?

is it possible for a new born child with hiv not to show symptoms for ten years or more. what is the maximum period for a new born baby with hiv to develop symtoms or to progress to aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As treatments have significantly improved over the past few years, the length of time from infection, to when symptoms begin, to when full-blown AIDS begins, have significantly increased (both in children and adults).... Read more »

Asymptomatic; feeling great! How long should I wait?

Am 51 year old married male; HIV+ four and one half years..Never put wife at risk..stopped relations 5 years ago...she does not know of status...terrified to tell her but of course evenually I will. My question! It seems that most go for 8 to 10...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I cannot accurately counsel you about when to start without knowledge of your CD4 count and viral load (I'd also want to know your HIV genotype, but this recommendation would vary somewhat from location to... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

How long symptoms of primary infection last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am TERRIFIED that i may have gotten infected and now i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me what are the symptoms for primary hiv infection and how long they last? are they... Read more »

how long do ARS symptoms last ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can symptoms last 24 hours only ?I had a cold chills with body aches that lasted one night. Could this be seroconversion ?

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